Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show – Fall

Just in time for winter.
Fifties girl Great stock, top dealers, super venue. The 2015 Fall edition promises even more – excellent range and variety in vintage clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories, as well as old textiles, linens, fabrics and quilts. Visitors will meet more than 30 top Ontario and Quebec dealers in vintage fashion and textiles. The Wychwood Vintage show has become a hot-spot for fashion conscious vintage shoppers from across the city.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Wychwood Barns

601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C7

Hours: Sunday, October 25, 10am – 5pm

Admission Adults $8.00, Children 12 and under no charge


Meet 30 top Vintage dealers on October 25, including:


Cyndy Calder, The Bead Goes On…, Toronto

Calder1“Feeling a little blue ….. Sherman pin and earring set, DeMario beaded necklace, two tone crystal necklace matching earrings
The Bead Goes On….
Wychwood Booth #25.”

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“Men’s 100% silk designer ties Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, either Italian or French. The Bead Goes On….
Wychwood Booth #25.”
Forget Me Not by Emma Paige, Toronto
“For the fall show I will be bringing a selection of vintage silk kimono’s from the 1920′s-1950′s. I will also have a great selection of fall and winter coats…everything from fur to glitzy coats perfect for the holiday season.”

Anne Sachar, Reflections of Tyme, St. Davids

“If you can’t be a designer,do the next best thing – sell vintage Designer Label clothing! Catering to hard working young women, older women feeling “young at heart” , small to plus sizes ! and everyone that loves vintage : well-made, affordable, usually adorable or classic one-of-a-kind items- dresses, suits, jackets,and fur trimmed pieces….bringing Prada, Escada, D&G, Valentino, Givenchy, Armani, to name a few…definitely a MUST-SEE booth!…. Since I only do shows, can’t wait for the next one!…Anne

Victoria Watson, Claimed Vintage, Mississauga
“When I was younger, I loved to wear my mom’s old mini dresses and skirts to school. I was always interested in vintage style and enjoyed shopping at second hand and consignment stores, but never knew how to make it more than a hobby. This past year when I scored a vintage Valentino dress, not my size sadly, I realized I could always buy these great pieces, no matter what the size, and sell them at Vintage shows.

Although I have all sizes, I am always on the look out for larger sizes in vintage clothing. As sizes were smaller then, I know these sizes are harder to find. I enjoy the hunt of shopping for vintage items, and looking for specific sizes makes the hunt that much more fun.

The photos are of some of my favourite pieces. Watson 2

An early 60’s Lucille de Paris crocodile purse.​
A 70’s boho wedding gown.
A 70’s red and white prom dress.
A 60’s dress and matching coat.
A 60’s beaded blue mini dress.

I’m also bringing a 50’s girdle skirt (that I would wear as a skirt) A 50’s floral dress with beading and sequin accents. An 80’s purple wool Miss V Valentino dress. A 60’s blue velvet theatre coat. A 70’s black velvet floor length. A black beaded mini from Oleg Cassini.”
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Lynn Carmichael, Toronto

“For the Wychwood show my booth will be very eclectic! Including a mix of excellent hooked rugs, purses, shoes, leather jackets, barkcloth, luggage, and jewelry. One of my most exciting items is a pair of Betsey Johnson square-toed sling back shoes. These shoes are extremely hard to find and are a collector’s dream. Also a faux leopard coat to die for. And a Betty Boop purse. Be sure to visit my booth. You will not be disappointed in the selection.

As to how I got into the business.. My parents Don and Jean Carmichael were in the antique business for many years. I still remember riding in the old Sears van from Caledon to the Harbour Front antique market on the water! And helping them sell at their booth. Great memories!”
Judith Mureika and Julia Wright, Hamilton
“We are a mother/daughter team that carry a unique range of items. Our favourite areas are vintage sewing items, unusual jewellery and ladies accessories and exquisite hand done textiles.”

For Wychwood we have a circa 1867 silk 2 piece day dress; a circa 1840 Cotton boudoir robe, all hand stitched; a beautiful 6 piece hand painted enamel dresser set; and 2 boxed corsets in original boxes made by Canadian companies. 
shv5Samantha Howard Vintage, Toronto Samantha is a second generation collector and dealer of antiques with over 35 years’ experience in the business and an ongoing love of beautiful objects. Sam specializes in Modern Design, including Scandinavian ceramics and glass, with a special interest in Scandinavian and Canadian Modernist jewellery, also good vintage fashion. “”At Wychwood, in addition to our many collections of vintage modernist jewellery, we’ll also have a variety of vintage smalls, such as vintage perfume bottles, scarves, purses and vintage fabric.”
Photo at left: vintage Vera scarves – SHV
Factory Girl Vintage, Robin Tillmanns, Cambridge
“I love vintage clothes because they seem to make extravagance less costly to obtain, and I like to imagine the story behind each piece. Who wore it, where did she wear it, and who did she meet? Was it her favourite hat? Did she save up for it?
I love the mystery of vintage clothes.”
-Dita Von Teese

A few items I’ll be saving for the show include: a lovely 1950′s Pat Hartly Original dress, a stunning turquiose party dress with an attached necklace collar, and an amazingly vibrant 1960′s Dynasty robe.


Andrew Zegers Design, Toronto
A great new addition to the show, Image 2Andrew has been a collector and dealer since he was in high school. Lately, he has been the host of Slice TV’s ‘Extreme Collector’.

He will be bringing his collection of vintage Madmen era women’s coats as well as accessories for both men and women, including such designers as

*Louis VuittonImage 3

and much more…
Adeline Pelosi, Whitby “For almost 30 years, I have had a passion for antique and vintage textiles. Each item in my collection was a chosen treasure.”

“For the Wychwood show, along with pillowcases, napkins, hankys, dresses, monogrammed linens and antique fabrics, I will have a unique girls lace christening gown, a faux leopard swing coat and a black velvet hooded opera coat.”

Claude Provost, Decol’Age, Montreal
CProvost1 “Mexican jewelry has always been one of my interests for the quality of design and manufacturing. Because of the profusion of silver, early on, Mexican craftsmen have shown diversity and originality in their work, which makes it a great area for collecting.

The brooch in the photo here is an early piece from the 1940′s, it has a primitive, but timeless design. It is marked silver, Mexico and Chrysoprase is used for the body and eye. It is nesting against a pink marbelised bakelite bracelet.

Bakelite jewelry is another of my special interests. The era that I like is from the 1900’s to the 1970’s.”
Dovetails and Squarenails Antiques, Rod and Bea Slack, Brockville, ON “Starting out 30 plus years ago, with only Canadiana furniture, we have broadened our scope to include fine linens, vintage clothing, and Jewels by Sherman, Continental and Weiss.” Bea and Rod are also expert dealers in antique quilts. Look for hand worked, traditional and unique designs.
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BarbaraDoone’s Lace and Library Woman, Whitby

BarbaraDoone’s Lace and Library is a life reborn after 30 plus years of corporate work. The creative, artful spirit inside has escaped, and now resides at the RoadShow Antiques Pickering Market and in two Etsy shoppes.

We have amassed an extensive collection of day dresses, gowns and two piece ensembles, but our greatest pride is in having gathered a vast and vibrant closet full of wardrobe separates (blouses, sweaters, skirts, and trousers), lingerie frippery (nightwear and undergarments) and plain and fancy footwear! We have found these clothing staples to be missing in many of today’s vintage clothing venues.

Two pieces we will highlight at the fall show are a 1950′s pure wool pink suit with dyed fox trimmed sleeves and a wild and wonderful 1960/70′s full length cotton peignoir set with all edges trimmed in two layers of wire edged ruffles.

The move to participate in the Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show is a consummate next step in the Lace and Library journey. We are both proud and honoured to be included in this exclusive group of fine vintage clothing and accessories dealers!
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Renée Piché, Montréal

“I have always had a passion for beautiful and unusual Image 18fashion, be it jewelry, accessories or clothing and, at one point, became fascinated with bakelite jewelry. That was my first step in the business. I have since gone on to other things, but bakelite and other plastics have remained a big part of my business.

Am I bringing anything special to the Wychwood Barns Show? Of course, I am, and in order to tantalize you, I’m including a photograph of an absolutely fabulous 6 1/2 foot chinchilla stole Renee1 and a photograph of a Dominique Aurientis necklace and bracelet set that is to die for.

I’m also bringing other luxurious furs and, of course, other rare and unique pieces of jewelry.”
Judith Mureika and Julia Wright, HamiltonJudith 4
Just found, and coming to Wychwood, this Chinese Miao festival head dress. 
The Ian Drummond Collection, Toronto Ian Drummond has amassed a collection of vintage clothing, footwear, accessories, textiles and ephemera over 25 years. Much of it is dedicated toward rental to film, television, theatre productions, and print publications. The collection runs the gamut from period historical clothing, with a strong focus on the 1920′s – 1990′s and comprises everything from broken-down items for characters to the most elegant dress. Occasionally items must be dispensed with to allow for the working collection to grow, and that’s where many of our finds become available to the public at the Wychwood Vintage show and at other clothing shows in Toronto and nearby areas. In those we offer a wider variety of fashion-related items, such as tear sheets from vintage fashion magazines suitable for framing; jewellery and sewing items sold off in great de-stashing lots; vintage textiles such as hand loomed Victorian blankets and fine linens; and curtains, fabric, sewing patterns and anything that’s worth passing along to other fans of vintage fashion.

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Also, meet these outstanding dealers at Wychwood in October:

Victoria Dinnick, Gadabout, Toronto

Maple Glen Antiques, Marsville

Yank and Pulver Azman, Toronto

English Eccentrics, Toronto

Annetique Boutique and Kitsch Collectibles, Thornhill, ON

And a number of others


Wychwood Barns – a superb venue:

Wychwood Barns is one of Toronto’s newest event venues. In 1913 the Toronto Transit Commission built the structure in order to be able to service its fleet of streetcars. It functioned for many decades before becoming redundant. A major renovation was undertaken over the last few years, transforming the barns into a magnificent community resource. Reopened in 2008, it is now home to art galleries, artist studios, a regular farmers’ market, and more.

The centrepiece of the complex is the ‘Covered Street’, a 200 foot long room, formerly used to overhaul streetcars, but now a spacious event facility. Industrial-chic is the design theme, exposed red brick walls, a wonderful end-to-end glass skylight forming a roof, vintage TTC photographs on the walls. In short, a perfect venue for our Vintage Clothing show.

Getting There

Wychwood Barns is at 601 Christie Street, west of Bathurst, south of St. Clair. It occupies a block between Christie Street on the west and Wychwood Avenue on the east.

Parking is extremely limited at Wychwood Barns, in compliance with the building’s environmental LEED certification. As such, visitors should consider taking public transit to the site.

St. Clair streetcar #512 runs along St. Clair and connects with St. Clair West Subway station.

Christie bus #126 runs from the Bloor Subway station north on Christie and stops at the door.

Bathurst bus #7 is two blocks east of the barns and runs from Bloor Subway line north on Bathurst.
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